Welding Inspector Level 3

Course Overview

This course is designed for applicant Level III Welding Inspectors who want to further increase their knowledge of inspection management and the application of metallurgical principles.

Course Highlights:

  • World-class teaching and knowledge from our CWB instructors
  • An opportunity to network with industry professionals
  • Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Certificate and an Examination Transcript (70% passing grade is required)

Successful completion of the course and module examinations will allow you to write a shorter version of the Level 3 "closed book" theory examination on Welding Fundamentals and Welding Inspection. The opportunity to complete all 5 modules (14,20,21,23,24) examinations required to obtain the "Special Program for Welding Inspectors – Level 3" certificate is available during the course.

The following Modules will be covered:

  • Module 14 - Basic Concepts of Quality
  • Module 20 - Structure and Properties of Metals
  • Module 21 - Welding Metallurgy of Steels
  • Module 23 - Welding Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals and Cast Iron
  • Module 24 - Basic Metallurgy and Welding Metallurgy of Aluminum

The course includes a review of the Modules below and it is beneficial to have these on hand.  The Level 1 and 2 Textbooks contain these topics and can be used for review.

  • Module 4 - Welding Processes & Equipment
  • Module 8 - Basic Metallurgy & Material Specification
  • Module 9 - Introduction to Welding Metallurgy
  • Module 12 - Mechanical Testing of Welds
  • Module 22 - Welding Metallurgy of Stainless Steel


This is an upgrade program that is intended for those wanting to prepare for advanced level certification exams. Anyone expecting to write the CWB certification exams should check Form 301 to see if they will meet the exam prerequisite requirements.

Please note: Welding Inspector certification exams will be available for completion on the next day immediately following courses offered in our Milton and Nisku locations ONLY. The Application Form (CWB Form 450) and Visual Acuity Form (CWB Form 455) must be completed in full and received prior to the course start date, no exceptions. The accompanying course transcript and course completion certificate must be received by end of day on the last day of the course. Any candidates that are missing this information by end of day on the last day of the course will not be eligible to attempt the inspector certification exams on the following day.

If you are not taking a course at one of these two locations, please contact our Call Centre at info@cwbgroup.org or 1-800-844-6790 for further information on the application process or additional exam locations.

Course Materials

The following materials can be ordered during the registration process.

Upcoming Classes

Course Date Location Price*
Welding Inspector Level 3 September 26 - October 5, 2023 Nisku - CWB Western Office $2,819.00
Welding Inspector Level 3 October 16 - 25, 2023 Saskatoon - Sask Poly Kelsey Campus $2,750.00